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in california, south carolina and here in hard-hit new jersey are getting customers to shop local. and we'll give you tips so that you can take full advantage of small business saturday on november 24th. it's time to make money. coming up next on "your business." >>> small businesses are revitalizing the economy. american express open is here to help. that's why we are proud to present "your business" on msnbc. >>> hi, there, everyone. i'm j.j. ramberg. welcome to a very special edition of "your business." it comes in between black friday and cybermonday. this year, small business saturday is november 24th. it is a day people are urged to shop local and is support their communities. we are coming from maplewood, new jersey. a storm-battered state where small businesses need customers more than ever. across the country in burbank, california, the shop local movement has taken off in a big way. in the magnolia park section of that city, local retailers have banded together to revitalize not only sales but also their neighborhood. >>> it is the last friday of the month in the magnolia park s
of california flew in to marry us. it was epic, so special, the best night of our lives by far. i highly recommend it to everybody out there. go get married. whoever you want to marry. in certain states now, if you are part of the lesbian and gay community, you have that option to be able to do that. it was so fulfilling. i grew up pretending a lot to fit in, pretending to be straight. i find now and aishia, you could probably speak to this as well. when you find your voice, you do not want to shut up about it. i have found my choice. i feel very privileged to have found it. patrick and i were together 12 years up to the point where we got married. we deserved that opportunity. >> i feel like there is something as you point out. the 4-year-old on up. the fact that they have also. it is not just you two making this choice. it is that your whole families are participating in a way that contributes to an expanding definition of family for the 4-year-old and all the way up. given that we are looking at communities where people are going to have these expanded social understandings, how does
have to do this again. >> greg fletcher, walmart associate in california. appreciate you joining us today and give your brother-in-law and your wife my best. >> i will. thank you. >>> so this is something that labor's been working out for a long time. and yesterday, i think, was bigger than anything that's ever happened in the labor actions against walmart. there's two ways to read what happened yesterday. there's one in the context of how many workers they have, which is 1.6 million associates and it's a massive operation, and so even if 100, 200, 1,000, or 15,000 people walk out, that's relatively small. the other way to look at it is in the history of walmart which has been resistant to any kind of concerted labor action. i'm curious on your take away from yesterday. >> well, i think it's not big enough yet to see this as the turning point. i do agree that in the history of walmart, this is a bigger deal than we've seen before. and i think the fact that it comes after the election and after occupy and occupy sandy, i think, was a big deal too. there was a little bit of a shift of
demonstrators were arrested in california for failing to disperse. union backed organizers claim thousands of supporters showed up in 100 cities but walmart says it knew of only a few dozen protests. the company called them a made for tv event. >>> all this fuss over some yoga pants. women were screaming at a victoria's secret in kansas just after midnight on thanksgiving. nearly 100 people showed up for the deal. there were no major incidents, though. for those pants were on sale for $12.95. normally they go for about 50 bucks. >>> a stash of cash that ended up at a goodwill by mistake is back with its owner. a store in st. louis found more than $14,000 in a donation bin. the manager wanted to return it but 15 different people said it was theirs. so goodwill let a judge decide. >> not only am i delighted that there was resolution but i'm delighted with the resolution. because clearly from everything we can tell this lady whose parents had hidden the money deserved that money. >> the money went to a woman who had hired a company to sell her parents' things. she said tha
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